The mountain biking around Ottawa has been unreal this spring. Absolutely beautiful. It was a low snow winter in the Ottawa area and although this meant no fun spring skiing after Nationals it does mean that trails are dry and ready to be shredded way, way sooner. I'll take the trade-off this year, I love biking.
|The Lakes are not a lie at Kanata Lakes|
|I captured Mike in action by hiding in the bushes.|
These shots are from a ride on April 17. Notice how dry and gorgeous the trails look...
Another cool thing about KL is the contrast between where you come from and where you end up. The trail network access is off of Klondike road which is the current boundary of a Kanata suburb. You drive through the suburb, park at the side of the road, hop on your bike and cruise into the trails. See above the for trails, see below for the contrast.
|Suburbs to sweet trails works for me.|
I found out just last week that I've been granted a spot on the 2012-2013 team and am so pumped for the upcoming season! The timeline for moving is short. I have to be in Canmore by May 14, at the latest, so I have been hustlin' to make new living arrangements, sublet my room in Ottawa (still available!), finish grading exams, sell furniture, ride bikes and of course spend as much time as possible with my amazing Ottawa friends.
Stay tuned for more news on the big move and Happy April!
|Spring skiing at Camp Fortune? Nah. I'm happy with this.|